A body language expert and royal author has spoken out following the Queen’s solemn funeral service and procession.
On September 19, members of the Royal Family gave Queen Elizabeth II an emotional sendoff in a funeral service held at Westminster Abbey in London.
The service was also attended by two thousand VIP guests including foreign politicians and members of other royal families who came to pay their respects to the longest-reigning British monarch in history.
Now, following the Queen’s funeral service at Westminster Abbey and her burial at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, royal expert Judi James weighed in on the photos from the procession and suggested Prince Harry appeared to be struggling the most out of all royals.
“Walking beside, but a large distance apart from his brother [Prince William], his puckered brows and rapid blinking suggested the onset of tears,” the body language expert told Page Six.
“When he watched the coffin being unloaded there was the sucking in of the lips, rocking from side to side and shoulder roll that he had performed before to suggest he was bracing himself emotionally.”
James also commented on the body language of Harry’s wife, Meghan, who appeared quiet and somber and was seen wiping away her tear after being overcome with emotions at one point.
“The best description of Meghan’s body language at the funeral was ‘understated.’ She seemed to offer a continuation of that silent support to her husband while sitting and walking with a look of dignity tinged with sadness,” James added.
The royal author further insisted that the pair kept their handholding – which previously sparked a controversial debate and lots of backlash – to a minimum throughout the ceremonies.
As it happens, Meghan wasn’t the only mourner to shed tears at Her Majesty’s funeral service.
Breaking into tears on separate occasions was also King Charles III and Prince William’s daughter, 7-year-old Princess Charlotte.
Our thoughts are with the Royal Family as the mourning for the Queen continues.